Guide for Authors

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for Advanced Research in Microbial Metabolites & Technology

Submission to Advanced Research in Microbial Metabolites & Technology (ARMMT) proceeds totally online through the journal website submission system to the Editorial Office at the following address: Website: http://armmt.irost.ir

ARMMT publishes original research papers, short communications and letters to the editor. Pre-screens submissions to check that the article complies with journal aims and scope will be done in 7 working days by the journal office and the average editorial time from submission to first decision is 6 weeks.

 All manuscripts submitted to (ARMMT) undergo extensive peer review, which is performed by at least three expert consultants. Author(s) also can revise their manuscripts at least once in the process. Based on the comments of reviewers and the responses or revisions of the author(s), the Editorial Board either accepts or rejects the manuscripts. Reviewers’ and Authors’ identities are kept confidential. The corresponding author could also suggest potential reviewers to the journal at the time of submission during manuscript submission online or in a covering letter. It is to be emphasized that change in the authors' name and their rearrangement will not be accepted after manuscript submission.

Manuscript Preparation

The manuscripts should be typed double spaced in 12 pt Times New Roman font and it must include the essential elements: Title, Authors' name and Affiliation, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Conflict of Interest, Acknowledgements and References. Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2 …), 1.2, etc.

Title: Should clearly indicate the content of the article with no abbreviation.

Author's name and Affiliation: Should be placed below the title. Use an asterisk (*) to distinguish the "corresponding author" with a footnote containing phone number (with country and area code), fax number, full postal address, and email address of the person.

Abstract: Abstract should state briefly in 200-400 words, the reason of the work, the significant new results and major conclusions. Abbreviations should be avoided.

Keywords: Up to five words should be provided.

Introduction: State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey and a summary of the results. 

Materials and Methods: Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced.

Results and Discussion: should be clear and concise.

Conclusion: The main conclusion of the work must be presented in a short conclusion.

Conflict of interest: Any conflict of interest should be presented.

Acknowledgments: Collate it in a separate section at the end of the article before the references.

Tables and Figures: should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals (Table 1. and Figure 1.). Tables must have a brief descriptive title. Figures should have figure captions. Figures and tables must be put in the related location in the manuscript.

Save line art such as charts, graphs and illustrations in EPS or PDF format. Save photographic images in TIFF format. These should be at a resolution of at least 300 dpi at final size. Save figures containing a combination of photographic images and text (eg annotated photographic images with text labels) as EPS or PDF. Any photographic images embedded within these should be at least 300 dpi

Perform a visual check of the quality of the generated image.

References:   References cited in the text should be listed in alphabetical order with the following appearance in the text as an example:

"….This has revealed several novel therapeutic and agrobiological agents and previously unknown biological activities for antibiotics (Sanglier et al. 1996; Berdy 1995, 2005)…."

- Journal article (APA format in google scholar citation):

Berdy, J. (2005). Bioactive microbial metabolites. The Journal of antibiotics, 58(1), 1-26.‏

- Book: Kharwar, R. N., Upadhyay, R. S., Dubey, N. K., & Raghuwanshi, R. (Eds.). (2014). Microbial diversity and biotechnology in food security. Varanasi: Springer.

- Chapter in an edited book: Amira, M. Hamdan, & Sonomoto, K. (2011). Production of optically pure lactic acid for bioplastics, in: Sonomoto, K., & Yokota, A. (Eds.). Lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria: current progress in advanced research. Horizon Scientific Press.‏, pp. 211.

- Patent: Sun, J., Pharkya, P., & Burgard, A. P. (2011). U.S. Patent No. 7,977,084. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.‏